March 4, 2012 Subject:
Comment re scanning mistake
I'm sorry to say (but glad to say only 1 week after scanning -- and before many have seen this), but: this 19th-Century American Jewish prayerbook (edited by important mid-19th-century figure in US Jewish life Isaac Leeser, and published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in Hebrew with English) -- was scanned UPSIDE-DOWN (Please look at the English title page; the English-language Preface pages (and the "CONTENTS" pages) don't seem to be in their original order, either).
This book could be of great interest; I sincerely hope that the Library of Congress could please re-scan this volume better (NOT upside-down, and with pages in order).
I respect the Library of Congress (I am an American); I hope that they re-scan this volume soon (I AM glad that they were willing to scan this for The Internet Archive).
[PS -- about 2 weeks after I posted the message above -- and contacted the Library of Congress itself: I am still happy that the Library of Congress has scanned -- and that the Internet Archive is making available to viewers on the Internet -- this historically-significant Jewish prayerbook (seemingly one of the first traditional Ashkenazi prayerbooks published in the US -- in facing English and Hebrew).
I am *now* even happier, because the first few pages (the ones I looked at today) are right-side-up and easily-readable (and the front matter seems to be in page order now).
Thanks for listening to the Library of Congress.
(I still have not looked at enough pages to "review" the content of this book, so I am not giving a rating: the scanned pages I have seen today are well-scanned, though. )